ACR MRI ACCREDITATION
What Does It Mean for a Facility to be Accredited by the ACR?
The ACR awards accreditation to facilities for the achievement
of high practice standards after a peer-review evaluation of
its practice. Image quality and procedure evaluations are conducted
by board-certified radiologists and medical physicists who are
experts in the field. The program also evaluates personnel qualifications,
adequacy of facility equipment, quality control procedures and
quality assurance programs. All findings are reported to the
practice via a comprehensive report that includes recommendations
The ACR accredits facilities in: breast ultrasound, computed tomography (CT), magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), mammography, nuclear medicine, positron emission tomography (PET), stereotactic breast biopsy, ultrasound, and radiation oncology.
When you choose an ACR-accredited facility, you know:
- Your clinic or health center has voluntarily gone through a rigorous review process to be sure it meets nationally-accepted standards
- The personnel are well qualified, through education and certification, to perform and interpret your medical images and administer your radiation therapy treatments
- The equipment is appropriate for the test or treatment you will receive, and the facility meets or exceeds quality assurance and safety guidelines